Frequently known as Vargr among online and magical communities, Dave
Smith has been studying and practicing magic in various forms for nearly
30 years. He was the Lawspeaker of the Northstar Kindred, and was a
founding elder of the Indiana Asatru Council. His articles and reviews
have appeared in the journals Konton and Idunna, as well as on his
website SpikeVision (www.spikevision.org).
He has indulged his lifelong love of information by working in a science
library, an astronomical observatory, and as a data architect. Along the
way, he has also been a brewer, leatherworker, performance artist, and
He graduated from Indiana State University in 1993, and currently lives
in Indianapolis, Indiana.